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Hollywood Television Theater: "Carola"

April 18, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Norman Lloyd.

KCET, 2/5/73

Directed by Norman Lloyd.

Jean Renoir wrote “Carola” as a play, but when he became too ill to stage it himself, he personally entrusted the piece to Norman Lloyd who brings it to lustrous life on the small screen. Backstage at a theater in Nazi-occupied France, a resistance fighter seeks refuge in the dressing room of Carola (Leslie Caron) but, enamored of her beauty, refuses to leave until she gives him an autograph. The young man’s romantic gesture confounds the cynical star as she expects an imminent visit from a German officer whom she once loved with a similar devil-may-care passion.

Producer: Norman Lloyd. Based on a play by Jean Renoir. Screenwriter: James Bridges. Cast: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Michael Sacks, Anthony Zerbe, Douglas Anderson.

Digibeta, color, 121 min.

Watch the conversation with Norman Lloyd and Film Programmer Paul Malcolm: